Training at Blue Novation



Since 1988, Blue Novation has designed and delivered exceptionally high standard training solutions to businesses in both the private and public sector. The quality of training we deliver is of paramount importance to us.

Our approach ensures that delegates enjoy their training whilst gaining the additional skills and knowledge to become more productive in the workplace.

Excel Advanced

This course will give delegates the ability to create advanced spreadsheets using the full range of Excel’s tools and features.

Course Topics

Data Tools

text to columns • database function

New Excel 2016 Features

quick data analysis • flash fill


creating and naming tables •  move between tables and ranges • modifying tables • define titles • sorting tables • filtering tables • table styles and formatting • using slicers

Pivot Tables & Pivot Charts

creating a pivot table recommended pivot tables modifying a pivot table • formatting data • using the drill down facility • sorting & filtering data • adding calculated fields • grouping data • using slicers  • pivot table timelines  sparklines

Advanced Functions

Excel’s logical functions creating conditional tests • using formulae within conditional tests nesting conditional statements • V and H lookups


recording/running simple macros macro storage absolute and relative references assigning shortcuts to macros creating a macro button

Customising Excel (v2016) – Time allowing (Sway alternative)

modifying the ribbon  creating custom groups and buttons  exploring the options commands custom views

Course Dates

Course Dates

Classroom: Postponed due to Covid restrictions
Online: Please contact us for forthcoming dates

Bring Your Own Device Option

All classroom based scheduled training sessions are BYOD (bring your own device) courses. Don’t have a laptop? No worries, we can provide a PC for training.

Course Duration

Classroom: 1 day
Online: 2 sessions

Scheduled Course Fee

£200 + VAT*

*Public Sector, please email us for pricing information.

Class Size

Classroom: Maximum of 6 delegates
Online: Maximum of 6 delegates


Classroom: Ipswich or onsite at clients premises


Delegates should have attended the Intermediate course or gained similar knowledge in the workplace.

Training Formats

Scheduled course · private course · tailored · 1 to 1
All formats available classroom based or online (all instructor led)


A comprehensive course manual provides support throughout the course. Available in PDF format for Online sessions.


learner testimonial

“I felt the format of the training session was good to split into bitesize chunks, as it kept me engaged in the topic.”

Will Suttle
Suffolk County Council


learner testimonial

“Training is great.”

Sarah Dennis
Suffolk County Council


learner testimonial

“Trainer was very good – nice calm and relaxed sessions, I don’t think it needs improving. Easy to follow and always checked we were ok all the time.”

Debbie O’Neill
Suffolk County Council


learner testimonial

“No improvements required.”

Holly Sharman

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